Hi everyone! My name is Jackie. Below you can read about my academic background and my tutoring experience. I have received many positive reviews from people whom I have tutored and I hope to be able to help more students achieve their scholastic goals.
I feel comfortable tutoring in many subjects, from math
, and so the biography is broad. Hopefully it covers all of my relevant qualifications for the subject with which you need more help.
My university academic background: I am a graduate student in physics
at the University of Washington. I majored in physics at Brigham Young University-Provo with minors in math, chemistry
, and music. Additionally, I completed eight undergraduate and one graduate level biology
course, and I completed the Honors program at BYU which emphasized standard works, including reading
many classic books and analyzing different types of music, visual arts, movies, and dance. Although I am now a Ph.D. candidate in physics at UW, for a time I considered going to medical school and received a MCAT
score in the 95th percentile. My GRE
and physics GRE scores were also high. I am a National Merit Scholar, I received an ARCS fellowship at UW, and recently I was awarded an NSF Graduate Fellowship.
My high school academic background: I took eight AP tests while in high school: European Studies, Calculus
, English Language
, U.S. History
Language, Computer Science
AB, and Physics C
. I received 4s (on a scale of 1-5, 5 being the best) on European Studies, Spanish, and Computer Science
AB, and 5s on the rest of my tests. I auditioned into advanced orchestra for the last two years of high school. I was mentioned at my high school graduation as being reputed to help anyone with their questions about any subject.
Tutoring experience: I tutored as a volunteer for high school and university students throughout all four years at BYU and loved it. I was able to help university students prep for the MCAT, GRE, and subject GRE (in physics). I currently work as a physics TA at UW. I also taught piano
, and basic music skills (rhythm, notes, etc) to beginning students while I was in middle school and high school.
Areas of expertise: I feel confident tutoring at least all basic science subjects (physics, math, chemistry, biology) from elementary school through the first year of undergraduate. I feel comfortable teaching beginning piano and music theory
to students of all ages. Although I have no official tutor experience in history or English, I was frequently asked by friends in high school to read their essays and check their facts, and I did well on AP tests and in undergraduate classes.
Currently I am taking students who either can meet Wednesday or Thursday evenings or are looking for a few hours of tutoring occasionally (i.e. prepping for a final project or exam). This is to help me balance tutoring with my graduate school schedule. I look forward to meeting with you!